A hybrid CCTV system is a type of surveillance system that combines both analog and network-based CCTV technologies. It enables users to leverage the advantages of both analog and IP-based network cameras while minimizing the limitations of each system.
A hybrid CCTV system typically includes a combination of analog cameras and IP-based network cameras. Analog cameras capture video footage in analog format and transmit it through coaxial cables to a digital video recorder (DVR) for recording and storage. IP-based network cameras, on the other hand, capture video footage in digital format and transmit it over an IP network to a network video recorder (NVR) for recording and storage.
In a hybrid CCTV system, the analog cameras are connected to a video encoder that converts the analog signal into a digital signal that can be transmitted over the network. This enables users to view and manage footage from both analog and IP-based network cameras on a single user interface.
Hybrid CCTV systems are often used in situations where upgrading an entire analog system to a network-based system is not feasible due to cost or other factors. It allows organizations to gradually upgrade their CCTV systems by integrating new IP-based network cameras with their existing analog cameras, resulting in a more efficient and effective surveillance system.